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Carson Crosses Canada

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: dogs, travel

From the author of If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur comes a funny and sweet cross-country roadtrip adventure with a sassy septuagenarian and her quirky canine.

Feisty Annie Magruder and her dog, Carson, live in British Columbia, Canada, and they're setting out to visit her sister, Elsie, in Newfoundland. In their little rattlebang car, packed with C …


Explore the Eelgrass Meadow with Sam and Crystal

by Gloria Snively & Karen Gillmore
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: marine life, imagination & play, environment

With beautiful, scientifically accurate illustrations, this fascinating story teaches children about the many fish, crustaceans, marine mammals, and micro-organisms that live in and feed off the eelgrass meadows of the north Pacific coastal region.

“Recommended for school and public libraries regardless of their proximity to the west coast. Althou …


Shark Bait!

by Jeff Szpirglas & Danielle Saint-Onge, illustrated by Dave Whamond
edition: eBook
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: marine life, computers, environment

Shark-obsessed Orly spends every summer with her family on the coast. This year her parents have signed her up for sailing lessons, hoping to teach her some water safety while they're busy with her baby brother. Orly is excited to be on the water, but she has other ideas about how she’s going to spend her time there: rather than learning to tie k …


Arlo, Mrs. Ogg, and the Dinosaur Zoo

by Alice Hemming, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, zoos, school & education

Things aren't looking good for Class X. With another teacher running away screaming (literally), Arlo wonders how long the new substitute teacher will survive. When Mrs. Ogg takes the class to the zoo, Arlo realizes it's up to him to keep everyone in line. What Mrs. Ogg fails to mention is that this is no ordinary zoo . . .


No More Plastic

illustrated by Alma Fullerton
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: recycling & green living, environment, values & virtues, marine life

Isley loves the ocean and everything in it. Well, almost everything. Her heart sinks at the sight of her Alantic Ocean shoreline covered in trash. One day, upon discovering a beached right whale that has starved to death due to the plastic in its system, Isley decides enough is enough. She steers her family into adopting a zero-waste lifestyle, ins …


My Best Friend Is Extinct

by Rebecca Wood Barrett, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 10
  • Grade: 3 to 5
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, friendship

Ten-year-old Henry Springs is thrilled when the wintery resort town he and his mom recently moved to experiences a record-breaking snowfall. There are even rumors that the extreme weather could mark the beginning of a new ice age.

One day, while exploring one of the many tunnels running through the town’s snowbanks, Henry discovers a strange, preh …


At the Farm (stroller book with Velcro strap)

Clip-on Stroller Book

illustrated by Jonathan Miller, text by Marine Guion
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: farm animals, rabbits, horses, pigs

Clip-on stroller book for reading on the go!
Discover a variety of farm noises with this amusing little board book.
Little ones will have fun learning and repeating the sounds made by a rooster, a cow, a horse, a tractor and more!
The book features a Velcro strap for easy attachment to your stroller, activity mat or car seat.

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